Amanda M. Lynn
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Joined 05-24-08, id: 613401, Profile Updated: 12-15-13
Author has written 64 stories for Life, General, Politics, Friendship, Religion, Fantasy, War, Haiku, Family, and Love.

I'm a 27 year old Muslim revert (24 September 2010) living in Arizona (but getting ready to move to Bangladesh. Alhamdulilah! Excitement!), therefore any avatar or photo you will see of me or see me post is hijab (unless the site is malfunctioning. It does that sometimes. I do NOT post even cartoons out of hijab).Feel free to visit http://www.facebook.com/amandamarielynn if you'd like to know me better. But this is my writing profile, so I'm just going to share about my writing with you.

My accent and vocabulary are a bit different compared to a lot of people. I've had 2 or 3 poems where people said the rhyme or syllables were a little awkward, but usually they work very well. And I promise that the few that seem weird really work in my accent.

I started a community at http://www.fictionpress.com/community/Muslim_Poets/3843/99/1/1/for Muslims to share their poetry. That being said, I would be thrilled if people from other religions were to share their poetry there too! It all fits the criteria as long as it's monotheistic and doesn't portray Islam, Muhammad (S.A.W.), the other Prophets (A.S.), or any of Muhammad (S.A.W.'s) companions (R.A.) in a negative manner. I've seen beautiful Jewish poetry that would fit the requirements for Islamic poetry as well as Christian poetry. The only type of Christian poetry I will not accept are poems which call Jesus (A.S.) as "lord" or anything more than a messenger of God. Overall, I'd just like to see more Muslims on FP. :-)

ON 25 MARCH 2013- I was married to my beloved husband. Best day of my life along with my Shahadah.

Feel free to private message me if you'd like to know anything else. Just don't email hate or suggestive things. I will block you if you do that.

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Ava by Princess-anna57 reviews
God created scorching days to remind us that we don't want to end up in hell.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 238 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/22/2012
My Mother by Amira H reviews
The status of a mother is among the highest to be bestowed on a human by God, according to the beliefs of Islam. Regardless of religion or beliefs, just how much do we value and appreciate our mothers? Will it ever be enough?
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Complete
My Veil by Dana S reviews
The meaning behind the veil I wear...veil aka hijab is the cover on the hair that Muslim women wear
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Complete
News Reporter by Dana S reviews
What a news reporter sees and feels while covering the news in a war zone...again I wrote this while I was thinking of the people of Palestine.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Crime/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Complete
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My Safe Place reviews
I've been through quite a bit (you can see in my other works what I mean. Assault, illnesses, other violence, etc), so I don't trust easily. So this is about how much I love and trust my husband, Nazmul. I love him more than anything else in the world. As the title says, he's my safe place.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 262 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/9 - Complete
A Thousand Yards
An old poem I found of mine from when I had just been diagnosed with PTSD (age 17). I was asked why I had the typical "Thousand Yard Stare" and I couldn't think of another way to say what I saw in the world. Rated T to be extra safe due to some content.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Complete
His Wife reviews
Just a quick poem I wrote thinking about my upcoming marriage. A mix of hopes and prayers for the type of wife I want to be.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2012 - Complete
Thoughts at Tahajjud reviews
Things that have run through my mind during the optional night prayer. Dawn is a reference to Fajr.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/6/2012 - Complete
The R Word reviews
*Trigger Warning* This is a poem I wrote as a way to try and heal from something I've been dealing with since I'd barely turned 13. It's taken months to build up the nerve to even post this. Rating due to content to be safe.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 412 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Complete
Aami Tomake Bhalobashi reviews
A poem I wrote to my fiance. Meaning of all Bangla Bengali words are explained at the bottom, so don't worry about not understanding it. Like my other works- sorry for the bad summary and this is not beta'd. Reviews appreciated.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Complete
Cold Feet reviews
I keep hearing about people being left at the alter nowadays, and as a recently engaged woman, it bugs me. So these are my thoughts. Sorry for the bad summary.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Complete
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Islam reviews
I saw a challenge to make this on a FB page. I just had surgery and wrote this while a little medicated, so not sure how good this is. But I tried. Rating for mention of violence playing it extra safe here. Probably more of a K .
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/23/2012 - Complete
Don't Dwell reviews
A poem to my doctors.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Complete
The Book reviews
Fate.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Complete
Love Build a Home
I honestly don't like this poem because I put too much thought into when I helped family build a house with it... But a couple people said it was good. Again, not a fan of mushy things but... And not a word from the peanut gallery. You know who you are...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Published: 9/29/2011
It Happened to Me reviews
A poem I wrote when I got engaged. It's incredibly cheesy and I usually hate mushy poetry, but write it when it applies, right?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Complete
Three Little Words
The most important phrase in the world to hear from those who matter most.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Complete
Sweet Sister reviews
A poem for a sister I've met and become very good friends with since reverting. She's written for me, now I have one for her. :-
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/29/2011 - Complete
Random Drabbles Heavy
Random drabbles, only less light-hearted than my previous "random drabbles".
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Random Drabbles Light reviews
Some light haikus and one-liners.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Oh, Society
Random musings about society.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Violence
A collection of haikus about my past. Probably a K , but rating to be extra safe on content.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Dreams and Intuition
Haikus about the title.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Twitching Haikus reviews
Random haikus I've written about my epilepsy.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
The Faith
Drabbles about Religion. Some are general, but a couple are blatantly Islamic. Don't like; don't read.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Animals
A collection of haikus about my pets.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/30/2011 - Complete
Cut
Reasons and feelings behind self-destructive behaviour. Rating for content.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Complete
Smile reviews
The deepest friendship can be felt.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Complete
My Last Word
A bit of a sequel to "Two Wierd Peas in a Weirder Pod". Rated for suicidal themes and a mild swear. And thanks to my best friend whom this is for.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Published: 6/22/2011 - Complete
Solitude reviews
This is about what it's like to live with a chronic illness every day.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Complete
Two Weird Peas in a Weirder Pod reviews
Just a drabble poem I made for a good friend.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Complete
Safety Net reviews
A poem about finding Islam
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/18/2011 - Complete
Lies reviews
People think they keep themselves hidden.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/18/2011 - Complete
Hostage reviews
Random drabble about the thoughts that run through my mind when I'm alone. I apologise for the terrible summary.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/18/2011 - Complete
Rant Version 1 Point 0 reviews
It won't let me write it as "1.0" in the title, lol. My rant on living with a chronic illness. Rating to be safe for a couple swears. One mild, one less so.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/16/2010 - Complete
Everyone's a Stranger reviews
Some people cope with a bad past by hiding. This is an inside look at the psyche a person developes in doing that.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/16/2010 - Complete
Broken
Just a general "finding your way out of Hell" poem.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Published: 9/16/2010 - Complete
The Shahada reviews
This is a poem based on the experience of taking the Shahada, which is the declaration of faith in Islam.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/16/2010 - Complete
Army Man
A challenge by a friend to write from the viewpoint of a misplaced object. This directly relates to some of the stories I've heard about children of military parents.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Published: 6/10/2010 - Complete
The Pond reviews
Something's missing right under their nose...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/28/2010 - Complete
Muslim Woman reviews
I've been learning about Islam raised Christian and thought I'd write about one of the biggest misconceptions about Islam and its view of women. Hopefully this does it justice.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/28/2010 - Complete
Plea reviews
Another challenge by someone to question someone/something that never answers back. I figured the ULTIMATE one to never verbally answer back was God. SO, I asked a series of questions common to people losing their faith. FYI- Still waiting for the answers
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/17/2010 - Complete
Heathen reviews
I was challenged to describe a person solely by their actions. I watched a person I knew fairly well and assessed their behaviour. This is the end result. Hopefully the poem is better than my lack of summary skills.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/17/2010 - Complete
Angel of Mercy reviews
Basically some musings about the world and the fact that it needs some serious savings. Lol, I don't know how else to summarise this.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Complete
Everyone Has Got a Story reviews
Pretty much says it in the title. Please read and review, it's a short read. Rated "T" for covering more mature topics.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Complete
Aura reviews
This is basically a poem describing how some of my seizure auras feel.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/29/2010 - Complete
Elemental reviews
The darker side of the 5 Japanese elements fire, metal, Earth, air, and aether .
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2009 - Complete
Wrong Label reviews
A friend of mine, who was born male, feels like a female in the wrong body. This is a poem I wrote so she'd know that I accept who she is no matter what.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Complete
The Free World reviews
The free world isn't so free.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 271 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Complete
Stutter
The ramblings of midnight insanity... XD
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Complete
Slingshot
Dealing with bipolar disorder is a lot like being strapped to a slingshot.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 572 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Complete
Sabotage reviews
My mother and I hold strong together after all we've been through, even if others try to break the bond.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/30/2009 - Complete
Prophecy
Can't come up with a good summary for this one. It's basically the frustration in self-fulfilling prophecy lives.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 347 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Nobody Knows reviews
Nobody really knows what goes on behind closed doors they can't access, do they?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Naïveté's Lack of Innocence
Dedicated to my mother and other victims of domestic violence who were victimized again by the system when they tried to get away.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Losing Faith reviews
A poem I wrote when I lost faith in Christianity and other religions. So many wars fought over it and so much despair from the lack of deliverance factored in to my switch to agnosticism.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Little Vengeance Killer
A story poem about a man who is brutalised at work and violently lashes out in response at the office one day. Written between omniscient and 1st person viewpoint. This takes the side of the killer. Not for younger readers.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 932 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Lisa reviews
This is a poem about the woman who pretended to be my mum's friend to distract that she was sleeping with my father who was married to my mum at the time. Rated "T" for subject matter.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 598 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
I'd Like To Watch reviews
The anger of having to suffer at the hands of someone else often inspires a desire for justice or vengeance. Rated "T" for a major case of schadenfruede.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Hopeless
This is a poem I wrote while I was homeless. It was how I sorted out what was on my mind and how I had to be to survive. Not very inspiring at all, but it's accurate to the situation. Rated "K ", but may be hard to understand for less mature readers.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 305 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
He Was Just So Different
A friend of mine had another friend who I was only acquainted with a few times who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy. This poem was made at her request in honour of them.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
For a While
When you're in pain non-stop for any reason, some people will do anything to get the pain to go away just for a while. Please note that I do not encourage the activities in this poem, they are mere coping mechanisms examined. Rated "T" to be safe.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 307 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Fear reviews
There is one thing everyone has in common, and the greatest cause is the least admitted.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Denial and Irony
Who is the face that haunts you most?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 386 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Corruption Reborn reviews
Corruption is a very common thing, but most people don't see it or hear about it until it tears their life or the lives of those they care about apart.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 279 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Burgandy Cries with Crimson Tears reviews
A poem I wrote while still in high school and living in a domestic violence shelter.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 312 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Bees and Snakes
A poem I wrote for a friend of mine that I've had for a long time since we both share difficult pasts.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 791 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
Accident reviews
Domestic violence... How many "accidents" must someone have, how many of them fatal, before we as a society and as friends and family stand up and say "no more"? Rated "T" for subject matter to be safe.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 397 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2009 - Complete
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